Sunday 3 February 2013

Letterbox Love (#39)

As always, Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that I'm hosting on the blog and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it. Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers. Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. Letterbox Love is intended to showcase upcoming books and build up some excitement for them as well as let you know what is available out there. It is not about competing with other bloggers or boasting of any kind (c'mon, we're British and we don't do drama!)

Review Books

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
I'm really not sure if this is the book for me you know, I have a feeling that I'm going to get really annoyed with these bratty girls, hellbent on revenge.  I'll still give it a go but I wouldn't be surprised if my reaction wasn't altogether positive.

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
I really enjoyed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, which was the first book of Jennifer's that I read.  I'm really excited to read her latest offering! 
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I'm actually already in the middle of reading my kindle version of this book and I'm really excited about seeing the movie.  I believe this is a giveaway copy so guess what?  I'm going to give it away, look out for it in a contest soon.  

 Fragments by Dan Wells
This is the follow up to Partials which I still haven't read yet!  Again, another manuscript but I really don't mind reading from them in the slightest.  

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
I had no idea this was being published in the UK but I'm glad!  I've actually been sent a manuscript version of the book, presumably as they haven't printed ARC's yet or don't have any ARC's left.  I'm looking forward to entering this world and finding out Mila's secret and there is a short digital novella available now which I believe is a prequel.

Thank You Publishers!!!

Books Bought

 Everbound by Brodi Ashton
I LOVED Everneath and with THAT ending, I couldn't wait to find out what happened next and so I read it as soon as it arrived.  It did not disappoint and I have no idea how Brodi can write so much awesome.   

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I pre-ordered this in the middle of last year which gives you some idea of how much I wanted to read it!  I think the concept is inspired and I'm so intrigued with the story.  I'm currently reading this now.

Boundless by Cynthia Hand
This is the third and final book in this trilogy which I still haven't read yet (MAJOR FAIL) but I've bought all three books so I think that's commitment enough in telling you that I AM going to read them!

Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I was offered a UK copy of this but I really wanted the hardback.  I have a confession to make - I've never read one of Gayle's books before but I respect her as an author (I've read some of her blog posts) and I always hear wonderful things about her books.

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Although this is a book about screen writing, a lot of it can be applied to writers too.  I'd heard of the book but it was recommended to me by Shannon Delaney and after realising that I didn't already own it, I decided to rectify that problem.  Now I just have to read it. 


Neverfall by Brodi Ashton
When I found out that Brodi had published a novella written from Cole's point of view, I KNEW I had to get this.  Unfortunately (and for inexplicable reasons) it is not available in the UK (yet) and so I have to do some fancy things on Amazon to get this.  It was fantastic seeing inside his head and I'm sorta starting to root for him.  I always did like the bad boys ;)

Elixir by Jennifer. L Armentrout
I already had a copy of this but I decided to buy a kindle version to go with the other books and it was cheap.  This is one of my favourite novella's ever I think as I LOVED seeing Evil Alex.

Take this Regret by A. L. Jackson (Bought)
This has nothing but five star reviews on Amazon and is a story of love and redemption.  It sounds a little like Forever my Girl (but without the rock star element) and I'm looking forward to reading it. 

Lost to You by A. L. Jackson (Bought)
This is the sequel to the above.

Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers #1) by Tara Sivec (Bought)
How can you not pick up this book considering what the cover looks like? I want to EAT it!  Sounds interesting and I've heard some good things about it. 

The Charmed by Christine Wenrick (Bought)
This is a paranormal romance about vampires and was a recommendation from Facebook.

Caught Up In Us by Lauren Blakely (Bought)
I love a book of second chances, characters with an established relationship reconnecting after some years have passed, especially if hearts were broken.  This sounds right up my street. 

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand (Bought)
One of the main reasons I bought this (besides the glowing reviews) was because it features a cherokee Indian character and I'd love to explore more of that side of the world.

Falling for her Fiance by Cindi Madsen (Bought)
Although I've probably read this plot a hundred times, I still can't resist this kind of book.  Two characters have to pretend to be together to suit their own end but real feelings develop. 

The Story of Rachel  (Tales of Pandora) by K.D. Mclean (For Review)
I'm intrigued about this story featuring a love affair with an older man.  I don't know what to make of it yet but I like the humour (it reminds me a little of Alice Clayton).

Dare You To by Katie McGarry (For Review)
I loved Pushing the Limits and this is a galley of the companion novel featuring Beth and Ryan.  I have a feeling that it's going to be just as good, just as swoonworthy as the first book. 

Broken Hart by Ella Fox (Free)
I like the sounds of this as the male character doesn't believe in love and it's a question of whether the female character can break through the barrier.  I want to know WHY she wants to, if she can do it, what's holding him back and will it work out?  Because I need to know the answers to these questions, I'm already hooked in.  

Meant to Be (The Saving Angels book 1) by Tiffany King (Free)
I've seen some mixed reviews for this but I've always liked the idea of meeting people in your dreams and it was free. 

So, that's my week in books.  What are you reading this week?  There have been a couple of blogger events in London this week that sadly, I have been unable to attend but I'm hoping to be kept up to date with what's going on, new book releases etc.  I still haven't joined the John Green bandwagon yet.  I mean yes, he's funny and I respect him but I still need to dive in to one of his books (I've only ever read a short story of his).  I hope you had a great week for books and as always, please leave your links below.


  1. I'm really interested to read Warm Bodies before seeing the film. It does look really good! :-) And lots of other great looking books there too! Hope you have fun reading them all, and have a lovely week :-)

    1. Thanks Victoria, I didn't quite finish the book before seeing the movie but it didn't seem to matter. I really enjoyed the film!

  2. You have The Archived! And Boundless! Read them, read them quick - I want to know how good they are! I have Save The Cat to read at the moment too.

    Here is mine.

    1. Can you believe I haven't even started Cynthia Hand's series yet?! Shocking, I know. I started The Archived but I had to put it down as I wasn't in the mood for it and didn't want to spoil it.

  3. I have to admit that reading Warm Bodies never appealed to me (Girl falling for a zombie, urgh) but seeing the trailers for the film I'm really curious now as it looks much better than I first thought! One I will have to read I think...

    1. Trust me, I HATE zombies, especially in books but the film is really good, as is the book actually.

  4. What a great group of books. I really want to read This is What Happy Looks Like. And I just got Mila 2.0 and fragments through Netgalley so very excited too!!

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    1. I think I might read the Happy book soon, I love Jennifer E. Smith's writing :)

  5. I received all the same review books as you, bar Warm Bodies, plus a few more. I'm looking forward to Mila 2.0 when it comes out in paperback - I can't do manuscripts. The same for Fragments, but I've still got to read Partials. Really looking forward to Burn for Burn, and I'm really hoping I love This is What Happy Looks Like! Warm Bodies is SO good! I received it last week, just brilliant! Happy reading!

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    1. LOL Why can't you do manuscripts? I used to hate them but I was so desperate to read Falling Kingdoms (it came to me as a manuscript) that I sucked it up and it's not so bad really.

  6. Oh, lots of awesome :D Hope you enjoy them all. <3 Sigh. I just loved Warm Bodies so so so much :)

    1. Right? It is a pretty awesome story even if it DOES have zombies in it :)

  7. Read Lost To You before Take this Regret as its the prequel - Take This Regret will break your heart

    1. Thanks for the tip Em and when my heart is broken, I'm coming your way for a pick me up!